Intellectual Property for Startups

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property for Startups encompasses patents, trademarks, copyrights and more. A large portion of your competitive advantage and your potential value to investors is the size and clarity of your intellectual property (IP) startup portfolio.  Be sure to address these eight IP portfolio items before you start looking for funding. Company name. The company name becomes your […]

Best Websites for Startups

Startup Tips

Best Websites for Startups will help direct you to key information that will assist you in key areas. 100 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs  to start, this article and slide show of 100 Best Websites by the website For Entrepreneurs is a great resource. Below we add specific ones that we think are valuable and specific […]

Customer Development

Product/Market Fit

The initial voice on customer development for tech companies came from Steve Blank, who is a super-experienced Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur. His book on customer development is Four Steps to the Epiphany.  “We talk a lot about Customer Development, but there’s nothing like seeing it in action to understand its power. Startups fail from a lack of customers, not […]

AARRR Metrics

Product/Market Fit

The AARRR Metrics for Marketing/Product Fit Strategy   Dave McClure creator of the AARRR Metrics, also cofounder of 500Startups, argues that for a startup founder/CEO to be successful, one should only focus on 5 key metrics. And we completely agree. The following is automatically baked in to all of the campaigns built, managed, and measure on the […]

Startup Press Release

Product Launch

You will absolutely want a startup press release for big news. There’s no getting around it! From Becky Viera of PRyou. But there is a Startup Press Release issue! Jason Baptiste in 13 Ways to Get Press When You Launch Your Startup clarifies, “The media has hundreds of startups pitching them everyday and vying for attention, so your startup needs […]

Market Segmentation

Product/Market Fit

Why Market Segmentation? Your Startup can’t do it all. Focus is critical!   “The single necessary and sufficient condition for a business is a paying customer. As such, we will now start the process not by focusing on our idea, but who will be the end user for our idea. Therefore, we will focus on the customer […]

Startup Bloggers and Authors

Startup Tips

Startup Bloggers and Authors Everyone has their favorite startup bloggers and authors. Here are some of Daily Digital’s Startup Runner Knowledge Base list. Steve Blank , blogger and author of The Startup Owner’s Manual and Four Steps to Epiphany Mike Fishbein, blogger of Customer Development, Marketing and My Adventures in Entrepreneurship Bhaskar Thakur, blogger on Technology, […]

Customer Segments For Startups

Customer Relationship Management - CRM

Many startup companies have technologies that interest several different customer segments.  Because startups have limited resources, each company needs to prioritize which customer segments to target with their technology and marketing efforts. Why customer segments for startups are essential? Great input from the article, How to Get Startup Ideas by Interviewing Customers. 1.  On most business model canvases the customer […]

Customer Problems for Startups

Business Model Canvas

“By far the most common mistake startups make is to solve customer problems no one has.” – Paul Graham   “Too often startups assume that because they will build an interesting web site, product, or service, that customers will beat a path to their door,” says David Skok. What are Customer Problems for Startups?   Given the right […]

Tax Forms for Startups

Company Formation

Taxes and tax forms!  What does a startup need to know as they plan for the upcoming tax deadline?  Be aware of the difference in the form of entity and specific tax forms for startups.  To stay on top of your tax obligations, make sure that you’re not making any of the 7 Biggest Tax Mistakes […]